WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the finalists from the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges who assessed submissions from high school students across the 18 counties in Texas’ 4th District.
WASHINGTON – Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) introduced legislation today to improve citizens’ interaction with the federal government online, while reducing the cost of assistance from federal agencies.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the grand prize winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition: Jennifer Cogswell, a sophomore at Texoma Christian School. Her artwork was selected by a panel of judges who assessed submissions from high school students across the 18 counties in Texas’ 4th District.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on President Trump’s announcement today that the United States will exit the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran:
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) hosted the Northeast Texas Tax Cut Roadshow Monday, where he visited businesses in Texas’ 4th Congressional District that were positively impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Roadshow included stops at Cypress Bank, Load Trail LLC, Tyson Foods and 903 Brewers.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced legislation Tuesday to strengthen legal punishment for crimes committed by illegal aliens who’ve been previously convicted of unlawful reentry.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on the Democrats’ vote Thursday to block the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution (H.J. Res. 2) in the U.S. House of Representatives:
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement that the North Texas Regional Airport (NTRA) is cleared to participate in the Federal Contract Tower Program, which is expected to save Grayson County taxpayers $300,000 each year.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s action in conjunction with our NATO allies to expel Russian diplomats from the United States and close the Russian consulate in Seattle:
WASHINGTON – Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Will Hurd (R-Texas) requested Thursday $237 million to fund the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program in FY 2019 in a letter sent to the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Homeland Security.
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When we’re constantly bombarded by headlines about major, worldwide national security threats — such as those posed by ISIS or a nuclear North Korea — it can be easy to overlook other, far-less-obvious threats we face on a daily basis on our own soil.
In today’s digital age, nearly every service imaginable is available through a couple of quick clicks on an app or a website. We can order food or groceries right to our doorsteps, we can call a ride to the airport, or we can pay for a parking spot — all within seconds.
In the digitally integrated world we live in today, it’s nearly impossible to function successfully in any industry without making cybersecurity staffing a priority. No matter the size, no matter the sector, businesses all across the country are in growing need of professionals who specialize in cybersecurity.
It's always inspiring when communities across the United States come together on Veterans Day to express our nation's gratitude for the brave men and women who've selflessly fought to defend our freedom.
In a world where cyber hackers can compromise the electrical grids of entire cities or steal millions of people’s highly sensitive personal information in a matter of seconds, it’s critical that our law enforcement agencies have the tools they need to deal with these threats as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Three years ago, our country awoke to the grim reality that our Veterans Administration health care system had become so deeply flawed that many of our nation's heroes had died while waiting to receive care. With their names buried on secret waiting lists, it became evident that the VA system was more concerned about protecting the bureaucracy than caring for our veterans.
Unlike the shows you may see on TV, in today’s age of rapidly developing technology, it’s not always a drop of blood or a strand of hair that solves the crime.
A little over 15 years ago, the horrific events of 9/11 sent a clear signal to the world that the threats posed by radical Islamist extremism reach every corner of the globe. This tragedy that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people marked the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil. It was a moment and a day none of us will ever forget.
The Congressional Art Competition, themed “An Artistic Discovery”, is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district. Mr. Ratcliffe is extremely impressed with the quality of artwork his office received this year, and he is so proud of the talented youth in our district.
H.R. 3490, the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2015, is a much-needed bill that will help law enforcement fight back against increasingly sophisticated cyber crimes